Level 2 Music

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Music (NCEA Level 1)

Students in Year 12 Music continue with solo and group performance. They also get to make decisions of the make-up of their course and can choose standards that suit their strengths and future career paths (performance music, music studies, music technology). There is a focus on participation in extra-curricular activities and performing in the community. Literacy Credits are available for many internal and external assessments. 

To foster musical achievement through the analysis, description, transcription, creation, and performance of music, providing students with a balanced and fulfilling course that will prepare them for tertiary studies and a life-long love of music.

On completing this course students should be able to:
•analyse and describe set works using specific musical terminology;
•perform and interpret contrasting pieces of music using appropriate presentation skills;
•compose more sophisticated pieces of music;
•create an instrumentation from a piano score;
•describe and transcribe more complex rhythms, melodies and chord progressions;
•identify, describe and analyse musical scores.

Learning Areas:

Performing Arts


Level 3 Music

Students who study Music, whether performance, composition or music studies, not only have well developed technical skills and knowledge but also unique transferable skills that are sought by employers. These include the ability to closely analyse, critique their own and others’ work, manage events, manage complex projects, and present and perform confidently.


$30 Hireage per term for woodwind, brass or string instruments
(where applicable)
$60 Instrumental Lessons per term

Pathway Tags

Music is not only a path to a career as a musician, but to many other careers; - Arts administrator/arts management (includes grant writing and fundraising, managing events, arts advocacy, programming, house manager) - Audio production (editing, audio engineering, audio development Composer (professional and school band/orchestra; film/TV/gaming; educational publishing; children’s music; religious music; musical theatre; commercials) - Educator - Electronic production and design (including audio engineering, mastering, mixing, music directing, producing, program directing, recording engineer, studio manager, MIDI technician) - Entertainment lawyer - Event production - Instrument repair and restoration - Lyricist - Marketing - Media development - Music app developer - Music critic, reviewer, blogger - Music publishing (online and print writing, copywriting, editing, managing, proofreading, publishing, researching) - Music therapist - Music web producer - Musicologist, Music: - Promoter - Stage Manager - Events Manager - Singer/Musician - Art Director (Film/Television/Stage) - Artistic Director - Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage) - Entertainer - Film and Video Editor - Film/Television Camera Operator - Light Technician - Media Producer - Musician - Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage) - Radio Presenter - Sound Technician - Television Presenter - Primary School Teacher - Private Teacher/Tutor - Tertiary Lecturer - Diversional Therapist - Music Teacher - Sound engineer - Radio Announcer

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